English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Madeley


Ironbridge (SJ 672034). The development of the town is set out in VCH XI 29–30. It grew up after 1780, when the Darbys of Coalbrookdale erected the world's first large iron bridge across the Severn, from Madeley Wood to Benthall.